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SOCI 1F90 – Lecture 7 Title : RESEARCH ETHICS Date : November 2 nd 2017 Definition of Research Ethics Code of morality governing research involving human participants Study of environmental activists who sometimes break the law- ethically, what should you do? The Ethical Dimensions of Rik Scarce’s (1993) case Confidentiality Social Research and Harm (important questions to consider) Sleeping Well at Night Human research can cause harm: Ethical Issues How can research design prevent harm? What relationships with participants is best? What power relations exist between researcher and participants? Who benefits? Who should benefit? Ethical Issues in Social Research Confidentiality Protect privacy Informed Consent Voluntary participation; potential risks outlined You have to know what’s going to happen and what all the potential risks are Research studies from which the concerns arose : 1) Tuskegee Syphilis Study History and dynamics of the study US Public Health Service, 1932 Determine the natural course of syphilis, not much was known 399 poor black men, who had late stage syphilis, matched the men with someone who did not have syphilis they weren’t given anything in this experiment (not even the standard treatment of heavy metals) they wanted the patients to die, and they wanted to watch how it happened the researchers realized that if they gave antibiotics to the patients they would probably
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